Slushii hit Chicago for Lollapalooza in August, and we had the chance to catch up to the budding future bass chart-topper. Read on for more about his brand-new album, Out of Light, and grab tickets for his tour through his official site.
Your new album, Out of Light, was recently released in August; how do you feel? How have people reacted towards it?
It’s been unreal. I’ve been getting a lot of support from everyone around me, which I am thankful for.
What was it like creating Out of Light compared to Brain Freeze (2016)? Was the creative process different in any way?
This is my first real cohesive project that really shows how I feel with my music. Each song represents a emotion involving a small story.
That was really cool that you included Linkin Park’s “Numb” into your Lollapalooza set—do you usually play this song, or was it more of an homage to Chester Bennington? Were you a Linkin Park fan? If so, how did Chester’s death affect you?
I’ve always played it in my sets before, but now it really hits home when I do, considering everything that has happened. I loved listening to LP and as an artist myself, I was hit hard by the news, but it has definitely affected everyone in a different way.
Who are your musical influences? Are there any artists that you particularly like to sample in your mixes?
Definitely look up to Skrillex, Daft Punk, Kill The Noise, Knife Party, Pegboard Nerds, and Imogen Heap. I love to sample Daft Punk—they are such unique artists.
Can you describe the transition from DJ Swoon to Slushii, musically and mentally?
I’d say its been like evolving from a caterpie to a metapod to a butterfree (Pokemon reference)!
Stream Out of Light on Spotify.